Animation

The animation team’s role is to creatively produce a film that most accurately expresses Lightning Robotics’s goals, ideas, and dedication to the current FIRST Robotics Deep Space theme. We have created many animations with a variety of mediums. In the 2017-2018 season, we utilized Autodesk Maya to create in an animation centered around the theme, “Power Up”, sponsored by FIRST. We had approximately three dedicated people working, as well as one mentor. We started exploring Maya Software during preseason of the 2018-2019 (Sept-Dec) by creating simple tasks, and once the season began we brainstormed animations with Deep Space as a broad theme. The finished animations are submitted for awards. We had also explored stop-motion animation in the 2018-2019 season, using cardboard for our Safety Animation and clay for our digital animation. All in all, the animation team works diligently and strives to continue Lighting Robotics’s tradition of excellence.